This live broadcast with Q&A is about waterproof jackets for trail and ultra running. Next week I’ll cover waterproof trousers.

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I cover the 5 types of waterproof jacket, the difference between a windproof and waterproof jacket, taped seams, breathability, waterproofness and features to look for like pockets, fit, venting, drawcords, hoods and thumb loops. Then I recommend 6 that I have used or heard good recommendations about from previous Trail Running magazine UK testers (I used to edit this magazine).

Here are the ones I recommend for trail and ultra runners. They are all lightweight 2.5 layer jackets. I would pack or wear these for short or day-long races and training runs with an ok-ish forecast. (Please note that for remote, long day or multi-day mountain races or runs in the UK in winter or with a bad forecast I would personally use a more robust 3-layer jacket.)

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Montane Via Minimus Stretch Ultra Jacket 192g
UK https://amzn.to/2UfewFn
USA https://amzn.to/2SpXEKm
Canada https://amzn.to/2SvlxQG

Inov8 AT/C Stormshell Jacket 175g
UK https://amzn.to/2KWj6UT
USA https://amzn.to/2KWc1Ul
Canada https://amzn.to/2rkFv5c

Ultimate Direction Ultra V2 Jacket 174g
UK https://amzn.to/2UijjG1
USA https://amzn.to/2Eg22bY
Canada https://amzn.to/2SsH5gT

Salomon Bonatti Pro WP Jacket 200g
UK https://amzn.to/2PmNzfo
USA https://amzn.to/2zCP6ZN
Canada https://amzn.to/2riLkQE

OMM Kamleika (stretchy waterproof) Jacket 225g
UK https://amzn.to/2PlMuEv
USA https://amzn.to/2QEAZwA
Canada https://amzn.to/2Ugo7vJ

Ronhill Infinity Fortify Jacket 211g
UK https://amzn.to/2QfCKkq
USA (try the Stride) https://amzn.to/2QdOV1h
Canada (Stride) https://amzn.to/2SvmkRE

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